Daily Archives: April 15, 2016

Beautiful Things Jar, Bluebell and Today’s Poem

At my Pilates class this morning we were talking about looking for and finding the positive in our lives and I remembered the Jar of Blessings idea that I once heard of. My blog is my jar into which I put lovely things every day and it is a very good way to remain positive. If you want to try it – Find an large jar and decorate it in a way that reflects you. Each day, write down something good that has happened or something that has made you smile and pop your note in the jar. At the end of the year, open your jar and spend a lovely hour or two reflecting on all those wonderful things that have made you happy.

Happy things jar

Happy things jar

Walking into town along Church Lane, this lone Bluebell in the hedge caught my eye.



Today’s poem came to me via Knopf Poetry’s Poem of the day where they send out poems for the whole of April, National Poetry Month. In my small way, I am sending out a poem a day too this month.

Franz Wright, born in 1953, and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, died last spring.  This is his poem, ‘Leave Me Hidden’ which I enjoyed very much this morning. I especially like the idea of a programme, ‘Night of the Living Bloggers’ and love the idea of feeling the heartbeat of the tree.

I was having trouble deciding

which to watch: Night

of the Living Bloggers, or

Attack of the Neck-Brace People.

In the end I just went for a walk.

In the woods I stopped wondering why

of all trees

this one: my hand

pressed to fissures

and ridges of


bark’s hugely magnified

fingerprint, forehead

resting against it

finally, feeling



a heartbeat, vast, silently

booming there deep in

my hidden leaves, blessed

motherworld, personal

underworld, thank you


thank you.


Posted by on April 15, 2016 in Beauty, Happiness, nature, Photography, poetry


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